George Lake Trail

Plenty of switchbacks give a great view of Sabrina Lake on this trail. Starting from Sabrina Lake, the trail junction for George Lake leaves the Sabrina Lake trail before the first stream crossing. This steep path climbs more than 2,500 feet through high meadows to George Lake. A more primitive trail continues across Table Mountain to decend to Tyee Lakes and Bishop Creek.

Common Destinations: George Lake, Tyee Lake, Tyee Lake loop.

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At a Glance

Current Conditions: Weather
Reservations: Reserve up to 6 months in advance at
Permit Info:
  • Wilderness permits are required year round for overnight trips.
  • Day use does not require a permit
  • May 1 through November 1 quota limits visitors to 10 people per day.
Busiest Season: July-August
Closest Towns:
  •  Bishop, CA (full service, hospital)
Water: Water from creeks, lakes and springs should be treated before drinking.
Restroom: Please Leave No Trace. Bury human waste away from water sources.
Operated By: Forest Service
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General Information


From Bishop, go west on Line Street (Hwy 168). Follow Hwy 168 from Bishop in the direction of Aspendell and Sabrina Lake. Overnight parking is at the North Lake turnoff after Aspendell.

Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information


Lake and Pond Fishing

Beautiful Brook Trout are the reward for the hike to George Lake.

Day Hiking


Recreation Areas

Recreation Activities


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9,060 ft. at trailhead - 10,716 ft. at George Lake